CANCELLED // Dichterliebe & Eight Songs for a Mad King
The concert is cancelled.
Tickets will be refunded. Please note that only the ticket price itself will be refunded, not the service or delivery fees. You may also exchange any tickets for these recitals for a Turku Music Festival gift voucher instead of a cash refund. The deadline for applying for a refund is 30 November 2021. You may apply for a refund here: https://web.lippu.fi/palautus
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This recital features two completely different works on themes of love and madness.
Dichterliebe op. 48, setting poems by Heinrich Heine, is the best-known song cycle by Robert Schumann and is here performed in full by tenor Tuomas Katajala with pianist Naoko Sonoda. In stark contrast to this, we plunge into the insanity of King George III of England. Baritone Thomas Florio’s interpretation of Eight Songs for a Mad King by Peter Maxwell Davies has been described as “incomparable” (NRC Handelsblad). The wistful tale of love preceding this work in the concert makes the descent into madness all the more dramatic.
This concert is a hybrid event that can be enjoyed live at Turku Concert Hall or as a live stream in the comfort of your own home.
Programme and performers:
ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810-1856): Dichterliebe op. 48 (Heinrich Heine)
Tuomas Katajala, tenor
Naoko Sonoda, piano
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (1934-2016): Eight Songs for a Mad King
Thomas Florio, baritone
Veera Myllyniemi, clarinet
Kerttu Aalto-Setälä, flute & piccolo
Essi Höglund, violin
Senja Rummukainen, cello
Jerry Piipponen, percussion
Eveliina Kytömäki, piano & harpsichord
Uli Kontu-Korhonen, dulcimer
Petri Sakari, conductor
Hybrid event: live stream available online at lippu.streaming
• Basic: EUR 38
• Pensioner: EUR 35
• Concessions (students, non-military servicemen, etc.): EUR 18
• Stream: EUR 15
Total duration: 1 h 15 min, no interval